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Changes in city recycling program
The following information was released by the City of Atmore. The City of Atmore is carefully considering the future of the Atmore Recycling Program. We were told by Waste Pro that monthly fees will quadruple April 1, 2017. After carefully considering our options, the following procedure will go into effect on Friday, March 10, 2017. The Atmore Recycling Center will remain open. Open Monday – Friday 7:00 am until 4:00…
Arbor Day planting
More than 300 Rachel Patterson Elementary School students and the school’s faculty and staff joined five Atmore Garden Club members, Mayor Jim Staff and Escambia County Forester Thomas Davis on a windy Monday (March 6) for the Arbor Day planting of a Sugar Maple on the RPES campus. The mayor spoke briefly, and Davis provided a history of Arbor Day before the mayor and city horticulturist Ed Brown shoveled dirt…
Woman escapes through window
An Atmore woman was injured but escaped with her life when a Monday night, March 6, fire destroyed her Martin Luther King Drive home. Atmore Fire Chief Ron Peebles said the unidentified woman had to break a window and climb through it, apparently after smoke began to fill the small dwelling and render her unable to find the door. “She got out, but she had to bust a window,” Peebles…
AG announces top consumer complaints
During National Consumer Protection Week (March 5-11), Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced the top consumer complaints received in the office’s Consumer Interest Division during 2016. He also urged Alabamians to notify his office when they experience or suspect consumer fraud. “Our best allies in fighting fraud and scams are the consumers themselves,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Unfortunately, the more successful we are in this battle, the more likely the…